Rangers Reunite With Fan-Favorite Outfielder in Trade With White Sox

The latest Rangers trade will certainly put a smile on the faces of the fanbase.
Apr 14, 2024; Houston, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers manager Bruce Bochy (15) motions for a pitching
Apr 14, 2024; Houston, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers manager Bruce Bochy (15) motions for a pitching / Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Rangers won the World Series title in 2023 and are looking to defend their crown this year. After a month of the regular season, the Rangers are currently 21-16 and are in first place of the AL West.

Despite their early success, it's a long season and the Rangers are already adding some depth to their roster. The latest acquisition will please the fanbase as they snagged a fan favorite from the Chicago White Sox.

Rangers News: The Rangers Have Traded For OF Robbie Grossman

The Rangers' official Twitter page announced on May 8 that the team acquired OF Robbie Grossman from the Chicago White Sox for RHP Anthony Hoopii-Tuionetoa.

The switch hitter is back in the Lone Star State after being on the Rangers last season when they won their first-ever World Series title.

The Rangers placed OF Wyatt Langford on the 10-day injured list with a strained right hamstring.

Grossman now provides some much-needed depth. The 34-year-old is a 12-year veteran, who has a career batting average of .243 with 90 home runs and 419 RBIs across 1,151 career games.

He's played on the Houston Astros (2013-15), Minnesota Twins (2016-18), Oakland Athletics (2019-20), Detroit Tigers (2021-22), Atlanta Braves (2022), Rangers (2023), and the Chicago White Sox (2024).

Last season with the Rangers, he hit .238 with 10 dingers and 49 RBIs in 115 games.

This season, Grossman has batted .375 (6-for-16) with two doubles and four walks drawn against left-handed pitchers. In those same situations with Texas last year, he hit .309 with five home runs.

Grossman now has the chance to provide a positive impact on the roster yet again.

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